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Wonderfalls: Complete Series [DVD] [2005] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Caroline Dhavernas , Katie Finneran    DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler, Diana Scarwid
  • Writers: Bryan Fuller
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Colour, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD-Video, Full Screen, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Feb 2005
  • Run Time: 566 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0006GAO18
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,156 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Wonderfalls 3 Feb 2005
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A superb, quirky, inventive piece of television, this unjustly cancelled gem is worthy of a place in any discerning viewer's DVD collection. Wonderfalls details the trials and tribulations of Jaye Tyler (the sublime Caroline Dhavernas), a philosophy graduate wasting her life in a Niagra Falls gift shop that gives its name to the title of the show. Jaye's life plods on, drinking with her friend Mahandra, managing with her go-getting family until one day a defective toy, wax lion starts talking to her. After this one inanimate animal object after another gives Jaye abstract advice sending her on a series of adventures that see her begin to make progress in her life and touching those around her. Parts of this may sound clichéd but honestly, you've never seen anything quite as unique and original as this. Wonderfalls is simply a delight to watch, from the pitch-perfect acting to the superb writing, nothing is amiss. An absolute must buy.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
By Fantasy Lore TOP 1000 REVIEWER
There's always the danger of over-hyping with a show that was cut short prematurely and not given the chance to get into any kind of groove and really shine, before a merciless axing by an uncaring network. But that is definitely not true of `Wonderfalls', because as much as I enjoyed Bryan Fuller's other (more successful) creation `Dead Like Me', as an entirely different fantasy-comedy-drama `Wonderfalls' completely out-classes the competition, which is all the more impressive considering only thirteen episodes were ever made.

There is no Pilot for `Wonderfalls', no extra-length special to present the audience with the premise of this series and set the tone for the season to follow- the series just begins with little explanation or establishment and I think that's to the detriment of the show. The network obviously agreed because it was cancelled after a meagre four episodes were aired across the pond. But it's those further nine episodes that complete the season and which really see this oddity of an animal come to life! While I've gotta be honest and admit that the first few episodes are a little pedestrian, very soon `Wonderfalls' becomes surprisingly addictive television. Once you reach the final five episodes and especially the closing moments of episode 10- `Lying Pig' when an emotional tone begins to creep in beside the comedic one, I guarantee it will become clear to you just how attached you've gotten to these characters and in such a short space of time.

In one of the ways `Wonderfalls' shines particularly bright is in the writing- there are some absolutely cracking lines throughout each and every episode, it's more like poetry than dialogue, as barbed remark connects to witty off-the-cuff jibe leads into perfectly delivered punch-line without pause for breath.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonder-fall 28 Dec 2005
"Wonderfalls" was one of those outstanding cult shows that burn bright and briefly -- it lasted only four episodes before being yanked, with nine more as yet unaired. Now fans of this cult show are rewarded with the full series, in all its witty, quirky glory.

Twentysomething Jaye Tyler (Caroline Dhavernas) is an underachieving slacker. She has a philosophy degree from Brown University, but now works as a shopgirl at Niagara Falls and lives in a trailer. Needless to say, her ultra-successful family finds this galling and disturbing, even though they themselves are far from the Cleaver clan -- her sister Sharon (Katie Finneran) is a lesbian, her parents are splitting, and her brother is just a weirdo.

Then weirder things happen to Jaye. Suddenly toys are talking to her, and prompting her to help the people around her -- returning purses, dealing with ghosts, helping an old enemy from high school, and deal with a long-dead Indian girl. Following the instructions of her "muses," Jaye begins to learn a few things about other people, and the quality of kindness.

It's an unusual idea for a TV show -- an embittered young woman hears "muses" talking to her, including a stuffed lizard, lawn flamingos and a brass monkey. Most people would just check themselves into a padded cell, but that doesn't make for scintillating TV watching. So instead, it becomes a deeply warped inspirational series.

What sets it apart from other series is the surreal touch and wicked sense of humor. It's never made clear why Jaye hears toys and bookends talking cryptically to her -- is it God? Aliens? Her own mind? Pantheistic souls in everything?
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Are you the evil cow?" 7 Mar 2005
I don't wish to sound harsh but whoever cancelled this needs a slapping. I watch a lot of TV of many varying degrees of quality (Charmed take note) but this is the first time I've purchased DVDs of a cancelled show based on reputation alone. A friend drew my attentions to the tireless efforts of the website and the way they and the creators of the show talked about it had me intrigued. Suffice to say, it was a good risk to take, this is my favourite ever television show. Wonderfalls as a premise does sound a little strange (over educated and unemployable graduate working in retail store gets told to do things by small cuddly bears and smush faced lions... thankfully it is the damn funniest, most heartbreaking (and warming) peice of art (there I said it, TV can be art) I'v ever encountered. The delivery of the show feels (at least to me) like somewhere between My So Called Life and Dead Like Me. If you could give more than five stars I would. I have a favourite new missanthrope and her name is Jaye Tyler.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Almost funny
I can see why this show didn't survive as the light humour falls rather flat and leave the viewer wondering why they're watching a show about a bunch of social misfits. Read more
Published 1 month ago by V. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply brilliant.
A great, off-beat comedy with some of the best characters and funniest scripts ever written. Sorely missed and lovingly remembered.
Published 4 months ago by BluePie
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfull
I am a big fan of Mr Fuller.
Pushing Daisies and Dead Like Me are two of the cleverest and quirky series I have ever seen, and the new reworking of Hannibal (while a much,... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Gamecat
5.0 out of 5 stars Region One Only but worth it
This is one of the most enjoyable series ever. If you though Firefly being cancelled was bad, Not giving this a second series was the biggest Mistake Fox ever did. Read more
Published 7 months ago by A. Ray
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally Wonderfalls in the UK!
Fantastic quirky one-of-a-kind TV series from Bryan Fuller the master of quirky one-of-a-kind TV series and starring the fantastic Caroline Dhavernas. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Christopher
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic series
Bought this on offer at just 6.60! Fast shipping to Italy by amazon, brilliant series, includes two featurettes, commentary and English subtitles. Read more
Published 10 months ago by G. tate
5.0 out of 5 stars Long wait...
Nine years between the region 2 and region one release for this quite brilliant TV show. Is there ANYONE left that wanted to see this that hasn`t already done so by now????
Published 11 months ago by Jalllala
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent show.
Another of FOX's cancelled-too-soon batch, Wonderfalls is the best of the bunch. A hilarious, frenetic yet strangely affecting piece of television that takes the concept of genre... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Andrew Hau
5.0 out of 5 stars Quirky,ingenious,clever,one of a kind...
Why do all the best series get axed too soon? This is definitely one of the most original series I've watched in some time and if you liked Pushing Daisies,you may like this too. Read more
Published 15 months ago by C. Reading
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonder falls surprise!
First instalment of this show I cringed and thought that this style of humour was not for me but by the end of the second i was ready to appreciate the quirky humour. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Rainbowchaser
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